The power to manipulate the dark/destructive aspects of lightning. Combination of Electricity Manipulation and Negative Forces Manipulation. Variation of Dark Element Manipulation. Opposite to White Lightning Manipulation. Not to be confused with Demonic Lightning Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Dark Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Destructive Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Grim Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Hazardous Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Negative Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Ominous Lightning/Electricity Manipulation
  • Umbra-Electrokinesis


User can create, shape and manipulate the electricity of a darker, detrimental nature; that which damages, destroys, and consumes anything/everything they come across, representing the hazardous destructive side of electricity, which in turn ignores most of the limitations and weaknesses of the normal electricity. In essence, this is about solely controlling the negative powers of electricity.




  • Black lightning is volatile/destructive, causing harm to oneself/environment by accident is ever-present danger.
  • Countered by White Lightning Manipulation.
  • Distance, mass, precision, etc. depend upon of the knowledge, skill, and strength of the user.
  • What the user gains in sheer power, they lose in versatility, such as hacking and controlling electrical devices.

Known Users


Video Games

  • MetalEtemon (Digimon)
  • Cole MacGrath using Ray Sphere (InFamous)
  • Dark Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
  • Lord Garmadon (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)
  • Shadow Zapdos (Pokémon)


  • Black Lightning (DC Comics)
  • Nekron (DC Comics)
  • Mister Negative (Marvel Comics)
  • Mumm-Ra (ThunderCats)


  • Sceptre of the Ancients (Skulduggery Pleasant)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)


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